One of the things we love about social media is how it allows for impromptu collaboration on creative projects.
"#ExplainAFilmPlotBadly" began on Twitter because you can retell Indiana Jones as "A college professor tries to stop an art school reject."
The idea caught on and spread like wildfire. However, something peculiar began to take place. While many of the efforts were just terrible explanations of film plots, others weren't.
In fact, many of them were succinct moments of genius which made us laugh our socks off. We think that you're going to like them too and we want to share the best with you now.
1. Star Wars Gets Sliced Up
There are a lot of ways to look at the Star Wars prequels, but this one is uniquely to the point. Fortunately, they were bad movies, so it's OK to hate on them.
2. Oh My! In Narnia
This is absolutely what happened in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe and at the same time, absolutely not what happened in the Christian tale.
3. Avatar Was Secret Racism
This guy's got a point. Why does it need a human to become a local in order to save the world in Avatar? Is racism even a thing for non-human races?
4. The Matrix Is Mopped Up
We like this. It actually seems to encapsulate the frustrations of the writer without giving away anything important to the plot. The Matrix becomes real.
5. The Human Centipede Sounds Almost Lovely
Do not Google The Human Centipede, you will not like what you find. It may be the most offensive movie of all time, but this quick description sounds almost nice, doesn't it?
6. Harry Potter Becomes Puzzlingly Disturbing
When you take off all the clever stuff like Quidditch and magical owls, what you are left with for the Harry Potter series is this scary truth.
7. E.T. Was A Triumph Of Immigration Policy
Yes, you (and we) remember the E.T. as the lovable hero of the movie, but a closer look reveals an unpalatable truth. He didn't pass through border control and get his passport stamped.
8. Aladdin Goes Awry
"Catfishing" is luring someone into a relationship with a fictional persona. This is, indeed, the entire plot of Aladdin. Shameful stuff, Disney (even if we did enjoy it very much).
9. Johnny's Not Shining
The Shining is the story of a couple and their son sent to take care of a hotel and then Jack Nicholson does his thing. This tweet sums it up nicely.
10. The Nightmares On Elm Street
Wes Craven's Nightmare on Elm Street movies are cult classics and the premise is, indeed, about high school students learning to believe in their dreams. They're just not very nice dreams.
11. Lord Of The Rings In A Nutshell
You thought it was a story about friendship and dwarves and wizards but in reality, Lord of the Rings was the longest tale of buyer's remorse in history.
12. Back To The Future Is Broken
We loved Back to The Future (and the sequels) but we find that we cannot dispute this synopsis in the slightest. Our childhood is now permanently ruined.
13. Die Hard Dies Hard
Bruce Willis's career really took off after his role as John McClane in Die Hard but this elegant and short description makes us wonder why?
14. Cinderella Gets Clawed
You can't argue with this. Cinderella is the least feminist tale of all time and this quick-witted takedown is probably exactly what it deserves.
15. When Liam Neeson Got Taken By A Description
Taken is absolutely about a dad picking up his daughter, it's just that he kills every single person on the way.
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